Androlaelaps projecta Furman

Joharchi, Omid & Negm, Mohamed W., 2020, Soil-inhabiting mites of the family Laelapidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Assiut Governorate, Egypt, Zootaxa 4759 (4), pp. 488-510: 489

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4759.4.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7EF7164C-3886-4148-B5A4-6C3038F2DCDB

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3810579

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F0048F54-2925-9954-FF7E-F94AFE40FE04

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Plazi

scientific name

Androlaelaps projecta Furman
status

 

Androlaelaps projecta Furman 

Figures 1–5View FIGURES 1–5.

Androlaelaps projecta Furman, 1972: 54  .

Specimen examined. One female; 27°11’ N, 31°09’ E, Assiut University, Assiut; 22 June 2016; coll. M.W. Negm; ex. soil.

Remarks. Androlaelaps projecta  was described on red-tailed squirrel ( Rodentia  : Sciuridae  ) from Venezuela ( Furman, 1972). It is now recorded in Egypt for the first time, from soil. Our specimen agrees very well with the description given by Furman (1972). The species is easily recognised by the 39 pairs of relatively long, subequal, smooth dorsal setae (22 pairs of podonotal setae and 17 pairs of opisthonotal setae), including two pairs of Zx setae between J and Z setae, with two unpaired supernumerary seta Jx between J series ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1–5), posterior margin of sternal shield with obvious median projection ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1–5), genito-ventral shield adjacent the anal shield, a pair of opisthogastric setae in the soft integument between the genito-ventral and anal shields ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1–5), corniculi long and needle-like, reaching beyond mid-level of palp femur ( Fig. 3View FIGURES 1–5), pilus dentilis slender ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 1–5), setae av on femur–tibia of leg II spur shape ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1–5). According to the published descriptions and illustrations, A. aegypticus  and A. kifli  share almost all the above-mentioned character states with A. projecta  . We have not had the opportunity to examine type specimens of these species, but by comparing the descriptions and figures of these species we could not find any distinguishing authentic morphological differences. We believe that A. aegypticus  and A. kifli  may be junior synonyms of A. projecta  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Laelapidae

Genus

Androlaelaps

Loc

Androlaelaps projecta Furman

Joharchi, Omid & Negm, Mohamed W. 2020
2020
Loc

Androlaelaps projecta

Furman, D. P. 1972: 54